Reacting strongly to the accusations of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma that Barpeta MP Abdul Khaleque is anti-Assamese and the first to oppose the Assamese language, MP Khaleque addressed the media in Kolgachia on Nove,ber 16. In a tit-for-tat response, Khaleque challenged All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader Badruddin Ajmal, stating that if anyone should buy someone, it should be Ajmal purchasing the Chief Minister.
Khaleque stated "Ajmal said that Allah has given him so much money that if he wishes, he can buy Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. I responded to Ajmal, suggesting that if he can, he should buy Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Surprisingly, instead of a reaction from Badruddin Ajmal, the response came from Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
He further said "In Assamese, there is a saying, "Baajibo lagisil temi kotari... Baajise hasothi." I conveyed something to Badruddin Ajmal and the reply came from the Chief Minister."
Khaleque further added "For many days, we have been asserting that there is a nexus and understanding between Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and AIUDF Chief Badruddin Ajmal. These words have now been validated by the Chief Minister himself. CM Himanta Biswa Sarma even stated that he is not opposed to Badruddin Ajmal. Himanta Biswa Sarma is targeting poor Muslims in the name of Ajmal."
However, what caught the public's attention was Khaleque's assertive statement, "I would love to see if those who wish harm upon me could survive the repercussions." This response came after Chief Minister Sarma hinted at teaching the MP a lesson, going so far as to insinuate responsibility for any accidents or injuries befalling Khaleque.
The political drama deepened as Sarma accused Khaleque of targeting poor Muslims in the name of Ajmal. The Chief Minister stated that his differences lay not with individual Muslims, particularly Badruddin Ajmal, but with those who exploit the vulnerable in their pursuit of political gains.
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